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White and brown Pelicans

White and brown Pelicans
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Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11428 W: 625 N: 21457] (92394)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-01
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 28-135mm IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/21 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures #2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-01-11 7:24
Viewed: 752
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Among the many bird species migrating through the Hula valley, there are Pelicans, white and brown (two different birds).
Standing in the shallow water of what was a marsh-land some 70 years back, nowadays a natural reserve.
Hula lake history in in this link.
It pronounces Ku-LA, and summer temp.s’ can rise to 35C easily.

33.105, 35.607 on the map.


Cormorants couple in the WS#1, another photo of the brown Pelicans in the WS#2.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24743 W: 523 N: 41602] (178592)
  • [2018-01-11 7:32]

Hello Ike,

A quiet moment with the pelicans in the river.
Also nice reflections through no wind.
You chose a very well angle with an excellent panorama view.
An excellent composition, too.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9396 W: 57 N: 15965] (59110)
  • [2018-01-11 8:35]

Hello Ike,
A great photo of these pelicans, they are so sharp and stand out perfectly from the background. The water is very calm, which resulted in some wonderful reflections. I like the light a lot too.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12031 W: 126 N: 21762] (111179)
  • [2018-01-11 8:39]

Hi Ike,absolutely beautiful! Another great pic for treknature too,this time the sharpness on the pelicans is the best as possible,the composition too is lovely with the natural scenery and the reflections so bright,very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Dobro vece.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa pelikanima.
Lepa priroda i refleks na vodi, lepi pelikani.
Zelim vam mirnu noc, sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Nice view and a moment, good text ...
Good work with nice photo in the workshop, beautifully shown, good contrast, nice colors, beautifully caught moment with pelicans.
Beautiful nature and water reflex, beautiful pelicans.
I wish you a quiet night, all the best.

Hello Ike,

what a nice document on the variety of species in Hula natural reserve! I did not know the brown version of pelicans yet. Well: the whites against the couloured ones, same procedure as everywhere...

Have a nice weekend!

Hello, Ike.
A beautiful view of the calm waters of the lake, which captures very beautiful reflections, the vegetation of the shore and the sky, the group of pelicans gives much charm to the composition.
Magnificent color, which gives great strength to the image.
Very good brightness and sharpness.
Well done. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15842 W: 159 N: 27678] (145320)
  • [2018-01-11 10:49]

Hola Ike
Quelle jolie composition, joli les reflets des pélicans, du paysage, le contraste des couleurs, belle version aussi en WS
Belle soirée

Hi Ike,

I like the reflections on the water. The point of view is showing the details of the white and brown Pelicans. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Ike, very good picture of this interesting scene of the daily life of the beautiful pelicans, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great job perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy weekend.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new day
wonderful scenery with natural colors
I love pelicans impressive birds
migrating through the Hula valley

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-01-11 12:10]

Dear Ike!
What a wonderful pelican.
Fine flock.
Superb landscape.
Amazing weather, light and bright.
Gorgeous colours.
Superb reflection.
Good work.
Good quality.
Well done!

Hello dear Ike,
Very nice ! You have achieved a perfect layout and sharpness. Interesting to see that the white ones are satying in a distance away from brown pelicans.
TFS and best regards

Ciao Ike
non conosco la differenza tra i due pellicani, però sono molto belli e bella è la tua foto ricca di riflessi.

Bonsoir, cher ami Ike,
J'avoue ne pas avoir de pélicans sur notre étang, aussi, j'admire la présence de ces oiseaux avec leur bec en forme de sac se mirer avec plaisir dans les eaux calmes.
Merci pour la photo présentée en bonus.
L'ensemble est très joliment photographié.

Hi Ike,
Well taken, good sharpness and scene with all these pelicans, nice mirror as ice and good light capture, tfs

Hello Ike,
An amazing photo of large birds seen upside down (and the right way). The shallow calm water has become a perfect mirror which also gives us a great view of the sky and the surrounding vegetation. The photo is nicely divided into three horizontal sections.
Kind regards,

Hello Ike
Brown and white pelicans and they are living in peace together. I like that. Good idea to show this.
Interesting: Pelicans don’t live in the Netherlands, but I can see a lot of Cormorants after a two minutes walk from my home.
Have a nice day. Groet Rob

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14188 W: 0 N: 16220] (172860)
  • [2018-01-12 1:43]


quels reflets des oiseaux sur c plan d'eau gelé sueprbe la glace est bleue et transparentes et ce gros becs de certains oiseaux sueprbe captage et vue.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Ike,

beautiful image of these Pelicans, I like the composition with all the animals around, the reflection is also a nice visual effect, well done,

Have a good weekend,


Hello Ike,

The shallow water is perfect for reflecting the details of these quite large, huge beaked birds.
You have captured a delightful scene, the birds sharply captured whilst their reflections are placed within a whole scene of reflected sky, clouds and vegetation.
The ducks are like a chorus, adding size and importance to the celebrity pelicans.
It is totally charming!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Ike,
I have seen many white pelicans, but I don't remember seeing brown ones. In fact, I did not know they existed, TFS!

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-01-13 1:37]

Hello Ike,
the view of the brown colours of pelicans is the first time that i see.I like the beautiful presentation of this calmly and tranquil environment with the beauty of the place to be unique.


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14583 W: 1049 N: 29638] (139709)
  • [2018-01-13 4:37]

Hello Ike,

Its unusual to see both brown and white pelicans together. Good sharpness and nice reflections in the water, with excellent color and saturation. Tfs!

Ciao Ike, great capture of lovely pelikans, fascinating reflections, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ike, a good nature shot; I never associated pelicans as living in Israel.
I like the different bands of colour with the reflected sky in the fg.
Thanks for sharing, regards Jean.

Shalom Ike,
you've caught perfectly these pelicans in the calm water, in a very sharp image, with a good light.
The reflections of the bank and of the birds on the lake's water create a very nice mirror effect, which increases the graphical quality of the ensemble.
A great job.
Friendly regards,
Bona tarda

HI Ike,
I am glad you shw one more scene from this beautiful spot with my favourite birds.
You have well captured them in the middle of the three horizontal layers.
Fantastic wild life photography,

Hello, Ike!

The perfect reflections of the vegetation and of these birds on the calm water are beautiful, everything captured with perfect sharpness! The light is also very good, giving beautiful colors to the scene! Wonderful composition!

Hello Ike,
The brown pelicans also have some white feathers but the white ones don't have brown feathers :) At least not visible.
A nice serene view. Beautiful with the ducks so close to the pelicans.
An attractive composition in different horizontal layers.
Best regards, Paul

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 565 W: 2 N: 1453] (7929)
  • [2018-02-26 11:34]

Hi Ike,
this is a fine shot of birds from an area in Israel that I haven't heard about. I like birdwatching sometimes when I'm on holiday and try to find national parks to explore.This shot have fine reflections in the water surface and seems to be a good place for birds, tfs!

Have a nice evening/

Good morning Ike,
I love bird watching, so your bird photos delight me.
This is a lovely shot of the pelicans reflecting in the lake !
I like the different colours of the water going from greens near the bankto different blues near the centre.
Thanks for sharing all those views of your country's wild sceneries.
Kindest regards.

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